International Finance Corporation

Digital Opportunities in African Businesses

A new book, outlines how about 20 percent of businesses in Africa are potentially ready to benefit from digital upgrades.

The Latest from IFC

Becoming a Knowledge Bank

As part of our efforts to become a better Bank, to meet the needs of the countries we support and to end poverty on a livable planet, the World Bank is transforming its approach to knowledge. We’re putting the client, those living in developing countries, at the heart of our knowledge work.

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Read the Compact

Malawians Move Towards a Digital Future

Efforts are underway in the country to ensure that there is widespread access to reliable, affordable internet and a growing digitally fluent workforce, which presents the private sector with unprecedented opportunities for growth. 

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Five Young People Leading Malawi's Tech Transformation

The Africa CEO Forum

The largest annual gathering of the private sector in Africa brought together more than 2,000 African and international captains of industry, public decision-makers and leading visionaries to debate the continent’s most pressing priorities and set its business agenda.

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What We Do

A strong and engaged private sector is indispensible to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That's where IFC comes in - we have more than 60 years experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they are needed most.

Products and Services

We provide investment, advice, and asset management — offerings that are mutually reinforcing and can be tailored to a client’s specific needs.

Sectors and Expertise

We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

Our Impact

IFC works with clients to create the opportunities which help the private sector mobilize solutions and finance to solve development challenges.

IFC at a glance

IFC - a member of the World Bank Group - is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We leverage the power of the private sector and share expertise to transform ideas into investments for green growth, inclusive jobs and impactful projects. 

  • 62.5 Million
    People connected to the internet
  • 11.3 Million
    People supplied with power
  • $226.5 Billion
    In Trade Finance Volume
  • $516.9 Billion
    In Impact from SME Loans


See where we work

IFC’s impact spans more than 100 nations. We empower entrepreneurs all over the world, turning bold ideas into engines of inclusive growth creating millions of jobs, uplifting lives, and transforming communities.